Jacobsen® Launches New AR722T™ Contour Rotary Mower

December 02, 2013

New seven-gang rotary machine provides class-leading power

Charlotte, N.C. - December 2, 2013 - Jacobsen®, a Textron (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the launch of the new AR722T™ contour rotary mower, a machine that boosts productivity with class-leading power, exceptional contour following and cutting width flexibility. The new mower is designed to maintain intermediate golf roughs; green and tee surrounds; and sports and recreation fields.

The AR722T features a rugged and reliable 65.2 hp Kubota® turbo-charged diesel that delivers unmatched power - allowing the mower to maintain performance and blade speed in the most challenging terrain without slowing down.

"Golf course superintendents and sports field managers need their rotary mowers to easily handle large areas of grass in a short amount of time," said Bryan Holby, Product Manager for Jacobsen. "The Jacobsen AR722T is all about getting more done in less time. It's the only seven-gang rotary mower on the market with the power to get the job done without compromising speed or after-cut appearance."

The new AR722T is equipped with the SureTrac™ parallel-cross-series traction system, which provides superior performance on hills. The AR722T's advanced weight transfer system allows for balancing of the machine's weight between the traction unit and decks for optimal traction and ground following in varying terrains. The AR722T is also equipped with Jacobsen's exclusive TrimTek™ decks that feature a downdraft blade for superior mulching capabilities.

For added flexibility, a joystick-controlled hydraulic deck lift system allows the AR722T to mow with five, six or seven decks - providing mow-width flexibility and maneuverability around obstacles.

"Golf course superintendents, sports field managers, and municipal turf managers are under a lot of pressure to increase productivity," said David Withers, President of Jacobsen. "That's why we put a trusted Kubota engine with class-leading power under the hood of the new AR722T. Our customers can get the job done faster and easier without sacrificing power or results."

The new Jacobsen AR722T contour rotary will be available globally starting in January, 2014.

About Jacobsen
With over 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen has built a legacy of precision craftsmanship, legendary quality of cut and unmatched expertise. Dedicated solely to delivering perfectly groomed turf, Jacobsen equipment is used on some of the finest golf courses, sports fields and other formal turf areas across the United States and the world, through an extensive distribution network and the international Ransomes brand. Additional information about the company can be found at www.jacobsen.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defence, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

Certain statements in this press release may project revenues or describe strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters; these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update them. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to changes in aircraft delivery schedules or cancellations or deferrals of orders and difficult conditions in the financial markets which may adversely impact our customers' ability to fund or finance purchases of our products.

For further information please contact:
Adam C. Slick, Public Relations and Communications Manager, Jacobsen
11108 Quality Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273
Tel: 704.504.4867
Email: aslick@textron.com

The new Jacobsen AR722T™ seven-gang contour rotary mower boosts productivity with class-leading power, exceptional contour following and cutting width flexibility.

The new Jacobsen AR722T™ seven-gang contour rotary mower features a unique new "tree feeler" system located off the front decks that aids in operational visibility of the rear-wing deck width.

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